Hemigenia platyphylla (Bartl.) Benth.
A.DC., Prodr. 12:566 (1848)

Conservation Code: Priority Four
Naturalised Status: Native to Western Australia
Name Status: Current

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Friday 13 December 1996

Spreading shrub, 0.2-1.5 m high. Fl. blue-purple, Sep to Nov. Sandy & loamy soils. Granite rocks, slopes.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Esperance Plains, Jarrah Forest, Mallee.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P2, Fitzgerald, Northern Jarrah Forest, Western Mallee.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Beverley, Cranbrook, Gnowangerup, Northam, Ravensthorpe, Serpentine-Jarrahdale, Toodyay, York.

Scientific Description
C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, Tuesday 21 January 2020

Shrubs or prostrate sprawling shrubs. Stems, cross section square or more or less circular. Peltate scales absent. Leaves 10-15 mm long, 3-6 mm wide, opposite, entire, with simple hairs, not bullate, not viscid. Margins entire. Bracteoles absent. Bracts present. 2.2-3.3. mm long Pedicel present, 1-2.4 mm long, with simple hairs, peltate scales hairs present. Calyx with five lobes, 1.5-3.2 mm long, not accrescent, sparsely hairy, with simple hairs, not bullate. Corolla mauve, purple, lilac or violet, 10-11 mm long, Dots or stripes in throat present, wih simple hairs, not viscid, with four stamens, style 5-5.5 mm long, filament 2.5-3 mm long, anthers 1-1.2 mm long. Appendage present. Flowering time September, October or November. Distribution Botanical Province South-West, IBRA Bioregion Avon Wheatbelt, Jarrah Forest, Mallee or Esperance. Conservation Code Priority Four (P4).